Fridays 6/14/2017, 6/21/2017, 6/28/2017, 7/7/2017, 7/14/2017, and 7/21/2017 from 8:30am – noon

National Junior Tennis and Learning of Indianapolis is looking for energetic volunteers to assist with a fun half-day of tennis drills for beginner tennis program participants on Fridays from mid-June through late July. For the 2017 summer program, the NJTL of Indianapolis is initiating an easy, drill-based tennis skills development program for children attending day camp or day care programming at multi-service and community centers. The majority of these children are from low-income families.

This program will offer stations (the number will vary depending upon the number of children participating and volunteers available) that offer simple skill-building drills like self-rallies, partner rallies, and bounce ups/bounce downs. The program will be fast-moving to keep the kids in motion and having fun while learning valuable tennis skills. Each station will also have a life skill or healthy lifestyle element that will be incorporated in the drill.

Volunteers would not need to have tennis experience and would receive instruction on how to run their drill stations prior the arrival of the children on the day(s) they volunteer. The program will take place at Tarkington Park on the following Friday dates:
– June 14
– June 21
– June 28
– July 7
– July 14
– July 21

Volunteers would be asked to arrive for 30 minutes of training at 8:30am and run their drill stations from 9am – noon. We also require all volunteers to have had a clear background check within the last year.

Interested in lending a hand? Contact Monica Brase at monica@indynjtl.org or (317) 429-9965.


About National Junior Tennis & Learning

NJTL_logo_navyNJTL of Indianapolis offers affordable youth tennis programs throughout the year for children aged five – ­18 at all tennis skill levels. To ensure that no child is ever denied the opportunity to play tennis due financial resources, NJTL offers full and partial scholarships when needed. Our summer tennis program is unique in that, in addition to providing tennis instruction, we offer healthy lifestyle, nutrition and life skills instruction and education enrichment opportunities including the “Love To Read” reading program and the Arthur Ashe essay contest. We offer the summer tennis program as a way to combat two significant challenges facing Indianapolis youth: obesity and summer learning loss. NJTL is the only organization in Indianapolis that utilizes affordable tennis instruction as a vehicle to improve physical fitness, teach life skills, and provide health and nutrition information and education enrichment opportunities with a focus on serving low income and underserved youth